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2013 TV TRENDS

LEARNING ON THE WEB Two University professors examine the effects of moving the classroom to the Internet. UNIVERSITY, PAGE 3

It's a New Year and with it comes an entire lineup of new television shows. Inside Beat looks at some of the year's new series and the common themes. INSIDE BEAT

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Student uses TAILS Network niversity students are actively fighting for the state to pass two bills that would give undocumented U New Jersey youth the oppor tunity to pay for college at in-state tuition rates. The Rutgers University to help animals Student Assembly and New Jersey United Students are leading the campaign through grassroots ef for ts. with adoption BY MEGAN MORREALE STAFF WRITER

Marissa Ionno uses social media as tool to give pets new homes BY MEGAN MORREALE STAFF WRITER

Marissa Ionno was in total shock when she found out that she was named one of MARISSA seven nominees for Glamour Magazine’s IONNO Top College Woman Rutgers-Camden for her College of Arts and award Facebook network Sciences Junior TAILS, which pairs homeless animals with new owners. Ionno, a College of Arts and Sciences junior at Rutgers-Camden, said she launched the TAILS Network because she wanted to help homeless animals in a more direct way than most people do. “I was so happy that [because of the nomination] the message of animal rescue would be spread across the country,” Ionno said. She said her passion for her volunteer efforts come from a lifetime love of animals, but she was also motivated to create the network after she began working at an animal shelter five years ago. “I fell in love with every dog at the shelter,” Ionno said. “I went home my first night bawling my eyes out because I couldn’t believe that those animals would be sleeping on a concrete floor that night.” The network posts information about homeless animals on their Facebook page from rescue organizations across the country, Ionno said. The network’s Facebook page has been up and running for about six months, and has saved 44 dogs in that time, Ionno said. “Since there is such an issue with pet overpopulation, unfortunately, thousands of perfectly adoptable pets are euthanized every single day,” Ionno said. “By sharing their photos, you never know who may see their next family member.” Vickie Scattoreggio, a volunteer for the League for Animal Protection of Huntington, said she frequently asks Ionno to post dogs on her site. “She is personally involved seeing to every animal from the minute they are posted until they are placed forever in a home,” Scattoreggio said. “She is constantly updating it and finding more information.” She said that Ionno’s page helped to save two pit bulls, a brother and a sister, and also SEE

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“RUSA has taken a stand in favor of in-state tuition for all people on New Jersey,” said John Connelly, president of RUSA. “If you attend a high school in the state, you should be able to be considered as an in-state student.” The bills, Assembly bill A1659 and State Senate bill S2355, would allow undocumented immigrants or children of undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition and financial aid at a higher education institution in

New Jersey, said Spencer Klein, president of NJUS. An undocumented person would qualify for in-state tuition if he or she attended an American high school for three years or more and received a diploma or GED, said Klein, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. Both of these bills were inspired by the DREAM Act — federal legislation that will allow qualified undocumented youth to gain a path to citizenship, he said.

Klein said he believes Assembly bill A1659 and Senate bill S2355 are important in making immigration a part of New Jersey’s political agenda, Klein said. “We are setting a precedent that the political conversation in New Jersey has to shift to immigration,” he said. “The federal conversation is shifting, and so should the state.” Connelly said RUSA has plans to push Barchi to fur ther suppor t the

New Jersey Assembly and Senate bills. Connelly said if the legislation passes, the University would need to create a larger budget to compensate for additional in-state students, he said. Later in the semester, RUSA will join an NJUS campaign for ensuring budget increases including directing funding toward this cause. SEE

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Officials warn students of laptop theft Police urge students not to leave belongings unattended at facilities BY ALEX MEIER CORRESPONDENT

CASH ‘N’ ELVIS

Jonathan Ashe performs ’50s classic rock ‘n’ roll and blues last night at the Cook Café in the Cook Campus Center. The Rutgers University Programming Association, the host of the event, served fries and milkshakes to audience members, while Ashe covered the songs of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

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A quiet library might seem like a good place to leave a student’s belongings unattended. But according to the number of thefts reported last semester, it is not — especially during high-traffic periods. During exam week in December last semester, six laptop thefts were reported at the University, said Chief Kenneth Cop from the Rutgers University Police Department. Five occurred at Alexander Library and Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus, and one at Mabel Smith Library on Douglass campus. He said libraries are susceptible to occurrences of theft because of the increased flow of traffic. Zach Sklarsky, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said his laptop and charger were stolen during last semester’s exam period. “I left to go make a phone call for 10 to 15 minutes, and I asked my friend who was sitting a desk carrel next to mine, but she couldn’t see my stuff directly,” he said. “I came back and [my laptop and charger] were gone.” Sklarsky said he contacted RUPD after the incident, but his laptop was never returned. “I did hear that a week after my laptop was stolen that they had arrested someone at the SEE

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CAMPUS CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 24 The Off-Campus Students’ Associations will host a coffee and donuts event starting at 11 a.m. in the Livingston Student Center lobby. Rutgers University Programming Association will sponsor a two-day indoor ice skating event at Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center. Along with ice skating from 2 to 11 p.m. and crafting from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be free hot chocolate.

Friday, Jan. 25 The Rutgers Business School will host a career fair exclusive to accounting, finance, management, marketing and supply chain management majors. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Livingston Hall of the Livingston Student Center. Rutgers Foundation will hold their annual blood drive on the College Avenue campus. The drive, rescheduled because of Superstorm Sandy, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Winants Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 26 The Rutgers Geology Museum will be hosting their 45th annual open house. The free open house includes a series of smaller events in Scott Hall, Room 123 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Researchers look at effects of bringing classes online BY DOMENIC RUGGERI STAFF WRITER

With the recent partnership between the University and Pearson eCollege, the University has expanded its already large pool of fully online undergraduate and graduate programs, but challenges still remain in the effort to make the experience worthwhile for students. Erica Boling, associate professor in the Graduate Depar tment of Learning and Teaching, said hurdles are to be expected in the rush to integrate relatively recent information technology into the learning experience, but it will be necessary to do so in the digital age. The University of fers six masters degrees fully online, each between 30 and 42 credits each, said Richard Novak, associate vice president of Continuing Education & Distance Learning. Each online course costs $100 in addition to the normal per credit rate of $333 for in-state students and $768 for non-residents, and fulfills three credits, Novak said. He said the money goes toward suppor ting the infrastructure costs of the online programs and classes to familiarize faculty with the logistics and methods for teaching. The University has more than 9,000 enrollments for online courses this year, up from around 7,000 last year, Novak said.

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Boling said the main complaints students have with online programs is the lack of face-toface interaction compared to traditional classes. She said the integration of new multimedia technology, such as audio and visual components, allow for better discussions and a feeling of personal interaction. Past research shows that online courses have shown a higher dropout rate than regular courses, she said. “We’re finding we’re maintaining higher enrollments difficult,” she said. “People think, ‘Oh it’s an online course, it’s [going to] be easy,’ and it’s not.” She said online courses that include audio and visual aspects, however, do not follow the trend.

“We’re doing research. … Students are saying [these classes] feel like part of a community,” she said. Boling said cer tain people may learn better or worse with dif ferent teaching methods. The common idea that individuals have specific methods of learning, such as audio or visual, which are their only methods of absorbing information is largely untrue. “There has been criticism of that argument,” she said. “Recent research indicates that we all learn in a variety of ways.” Boling said of fline, smallgroup learning in a face-to-face environment is highly effective because of the meaningful, personal and efficient way which information is communicated.

But when groups get too large, she said it gets increasingly difficult to reach all students in the lecture hall. She said her large online courses, however, allows her to remember her students. “When I have 30 or 40 students, I find I actually get to know my students better [online],” she said. Alisa Belzer, associate professor in the Depar tment of Learning and Teaching, said in her experience, incorporating an online aspect has had mixed reactions from students. “[Graduate] students like the convenience of not having to come to campus, but many students, they’d rather be together,” she said.

She said often, problems students have with online courses come from the poor interface setup in programs created by faculty. “It’s challenging to transform what you teach [into an online format] … what you lose is the spontaneity and the back and forth,” she said. Belzer said formats that allow students to take control of discussions and include professors and experts in conversations better simulate in-class learning, but faculty members are often less familiar or comfortable using the Internet for teaching purposes. The University offers a certificate in educational technology, which consists of three classes to teach educators how to effectively integrate the Internet into their courses, Boling said. Much of the teaching for the program is done online. The first course focuses primarily on the introduction of new technology to students, while the next two offer more practical instruction on how to use and integrate multimedia into courses. “One of the things we do is model kinds of ways to communicate and educate, while learning about different technology,” she said. “The courses actually embeds the students in the experience … rather than just reading how to do it effectively, they are doing it themselves.”


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Finals week means packed libraries and other University facilities. Police Chief Kenneth Cop said that unattended laptops will be stolen and encourages students to take their belongings with them. Alexander Library Supervisor Jeff Teichmann said the library is not responsible for unattended belongings. Alexander Library staff have installed lockers in the Reference Reading Room and study carrels on the first floor, but students should use their own lock, he said. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SHIRLEY YU

THEFT Cop says RUPD made 10 arrest linked to laptop theft since Sept. 1 CONTINUED FROM FRONT library,” he said. “I haven’t heard anything since. I pretty much gave up caring, since my odds were pretty slim. Though preventable, [stuff] happens.” Sklarsky said he believed the environment of the library made it seem safe. “For some reason being around students at the librar y, I assume people would be civil and such,” he said. “It makes you remember that Alexander is not a student-only librar y, but a public one and anyone can come in and out.” But RUPD made Alexander Library a priority in terms of patrol, Cop said. Public safety personnel were also assigned to distribute informational materials about the consequences of leaving property unattended. At least 15 laptops were stolen from University libraries last semester, said Jeff Teichmann, a library supervisor at Alexander Library, where most of the thefts took place. Cop said most thefts occurred when items were left unattended. “It only takes a minute and you could walk away with somebody’s property,” he said. “Theft is a problem that is going to occur as long as people don’t take that step of securing unattended property.” But RUPD has arrested 10 people linked to the computer thefts since Sept. 1, 2012, Cop said. “What that tells us is that this isn’t an organized group, this is a crime of opportunity, which means that when people see items unattended, they might take them,” he said. Cop said a mix of students and non-students commit property theft on University grounds. Cellphones, wallets, purses and other types of personal items that are easily concealable are stolen as well, Cop said, and vic-

tims of theft should immediately report the crime to RUPD. “We’ll have an officer respond to their location and meet with them, gather the details of the incident and investigate from there,” he said. Cop said RUPD’s response to a laptop theft last December exemplifies the proper execution for an investigation. RUPD was able to connect video footage, a parking ticket issued the day of the theft and a credit card from a wallet stolen along with the laptop, he said. “The vehicle was issued a ticket, we had video of them leaving the library. We had them using the stolen credit card,” Cop said. “We made an arrest on them, and

“It’s such a big university. You don’t know the characters that are here.” MARIAILONA PANALIGAN School of Arts and Sciences Junior

there were two suspects, [who were] non-students.” The suspects were tied to incidents that occurred in September and October, he said. Teichmann said in his 25 years of working for the University, theft has always been a problem. He said he believes theft will continue to trouble the community because students can act naive. “They feel comfortable here. They feel it’s almost like they are at home,” he said. Teichmann said the librar y staf f put up signs warning about the consequences of property negligence. “We will tell people you should leave your stuff attended, but it’s not really our position to police ... that’s not our job,” he said.

After observing people locking personal property to chairs and tables, Alexander Library staff installed lockers in the Reference Reading Room and study carrels on the first floor, Teichmann said. But the lockers are used infrequently, he said. “I haven’t seen anybody use them lately at all. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen anyone use them,” he said. Students must use their own locks for the lockers, he said. Police came to Alexander Library last Tuesday to investigate a purse theft, Teichmann said. “People might think ‘it’s early in the semester so nothing’s going on,’” he said. “Just don’t think because it’s a new semester it went away.” Teichmann said a laptop theft occurred in Alexander Library’s Graduate Reading Room last year. Anyone who wishes to enter the Graduate Reading Room must present a University graduate identification. “Just because it’s an area that is for Rutgers [graduate] students only doesn’t mean a theft can’t happen,” he said. “Students steal just as much as anyone else.” But Samantha Lopez, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said she feels like her property is safe on campus. “If I’m in the dining hall or something and I have to use the bathroom, I usually leave my stuff by the table. … Nothing’s been stolen from me,” she said. Lopez said she has previously asked others to watch her laptop while leaving it unattended and said she was not aware that most items are stolen in this scenario. “You hear it happens to other people you just don’t think it’s going be your stuff,” she said. Mariailona Panaligan, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said she never leaves her personal property unattended but knows many friends who do. “I’ve heard stories already of people using the bathroom real quick and come back and something is taken,” she said. “It’s such a big university. You don’t know the characters that are here.”


JANUARY 24, 2013

UNWANTED LAND

Professor Frank Popper speaks to faculty members of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy on locally unwanted land use. The lecture, which took place at the Bloustein School yesterday, focused on land which was used for hazardous waste in local communities. Popper proposed to move it to a safer location and has been planning ways to fight locally unwanted land use since 1981. NISHA DATT

NETWORK Ionno says she responds to every member in the network CONTINUED FROM FRONT She said she is unsure what helped to have them rescued type of career is in her future, together so that they would but she would ultimately like to remain in the same home. run a high-quality animal res“This was a difficult placecue center. ment. One of the dogs was blind For now, she said she is dediand the other was deaf, and they cated to the TAILS Network and would have been separated,” helping to make sure every aniScattoreggio said. mal on her site gets the attention The winner of the competition it needs. She said when she began will receive $1,500, and would be the network she vowed that every chosen through votes by the member would readers, who are get the feedback provided with a “The animals in the they deserved. biography of the “I literally nominee, academshelter didn’t ask to answer ever y ic information and question, inbox be there ... how the nominee comment that inspires other colsomewhere down and is posted, because lege juniors. I appreciate how “The first thing the line, humans they care Marissa said when have failed them.” much for these anishe found out she mals,” Marissa was nominated MARISSA IONNO Ionno said. “I Rutgers-Camden College of Arts was that she didn’t and Sciences Junior never want anycare if she won, one to feel like she just wanted they’re not makmore exposure to ing a difference by sharing.” help the animals,” Joanna Ionno, She said the problem lies with her mother, said. “She is getting previous owners. recognition for her cause.” “The animals in the shelter Marissa Ionno said the site didn’t ask to be there. They are surpassed her wildest expectathere because somewhere down tions and is making a difference the line, humans have failed beyond what she could have them,” she said. ever imagined.

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New Brunswick provides warmth for homeless JULIAN CHOKKATTU STAFF WRITER

Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen has extended its hours in New Brunswick to provide shelter for homeless people. “We have what’s called Code Blue, and the soup kitchen is open overnight as a warming center,” said Lisanne Finston, executive director. The shelter began its extended hours last night, running from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and will continue that schedule until Friday, Finston said, and possibly Saturday, depending on the weather. She said the city would provide transportation to

homeless people that require it. “They can contact the New Brunswick police, and emergency responders are available to provide transportation,” she said. Finston said the nonprofit organization works with the city, other homeless providers and the county to provide the shelter. “If the weather dips below 20 degrees or if there is snow 6 inches or more, we open as an overflow of the homeless shelter,” Finston said. Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen is a point of contact for many homeless individuals who need services and assistance to get off the streets, she said. The shelter is located at 18 Nielson St.

RUSA University students and NJUS members protested at Trenton over winter break CONTINUED FROM FRONT Connelly said RUSA will continue to raise awareness and support the legislation, but RUSA has yet to plan what other specific actions they will take. NJUS also hopes to further their involvement in pushing the government to act on these bills, Klein said. “We want to ignite the flames of interest and advocacy to pass these bills, to expand, and to give more students in New Jersey access to a public education,” he said. In hopes of raising awareness for this legislation, students from the University, members of the NJ DREAM Act Coalition and members of NJUS gathered in Trenton Jan. 8 for the Rally for Tuition Equity. “It was really our kick-off rally for us to tell the legislators and Chris Christie and to inform the media and the public that we are kicking off our campaign and will go against any struggles that will cross in our path,” said Frangy Pozo, a member of NJUS. At the rally, undocumented students from several universities spoke about the struggles they face from paying higher, out of state tuition rates, Klein said.

Connelly said he believes ever yone should listen to the undocumented students’ side of the story. “These aren’t people who have come to take our jobs,” Connelly said. “They’re students just like any other that you’ve attended school with your whole life.” Connelly also spoke at the rally, sharing his own experience of tr ying to afford a college education and discussing how his education has affected his own life. “Coming from a working class background, I know I wouldn’t be able to afford an education without the privileges, such as in-state tuition, that were awarded to me,” he said. “And I know that’s the case for many of them.” The rally attracted media attention and those involved believe their campaign was successful in getting their message across to the government, said Pozo, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “We are definitely moving forward and becoming well known,” she said. “We got our foot in the door and helped people see that we were actually serious about what we’re doing here.

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Deep freeze to continue through weekend in East THE ASSOCIATED PRESS POR TLAND, Maine — A teeth-chattering cold wave with subzero temperatures is expected to keep its icy grip on much of the eastern U.S. into the weekend before seasonable temperatures bring relief. A polar air mass blamed for multiple deaths in the Midwest moved into the Northeast yesterday, prompting the National Weather Ser vice to issue wind chill warnings across upstate New York and northern New England and creating problems for people still tr ying to rebound from Superstorm Sandy. In a storm-damaged neighborhood near the beach on New York City’s Staten Island, people who haven’t had heat in their homes since the late October storm took refuge in tents set up by aid workers. The tents were equipped with propane heaters, which were barely keeping up with the cold, and workers were providing sleeping bags and blankets for warmth. Eddie Saman is sleeping in one of the tents because the gaping hole in the roof of his home has rendered it uninhabitable. Heat has been restored to the house, but much of it escapes through the hole. “It’s very cold,” Saman said, ”and mainly I sleep here next to the heater here.” In northern New Hampshire, a man who crashed his snowmobile while going over a hill on Tuesday and spent a “bitterly cold night” injured and alone on a trail died on Wednesday, the state’s Fish and Game Department said. Friends who went looking for John Arsenault, of Shelburne, when he did not show up for work found him unconscious yesterday morning, and he died later at a hospital, authorities said.

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FROZEN INFERNO Firefighters work to extinguish a massive blaze yesterday at a vacant warehouse in Chicago, Ill. More than 200 firefighters battled a five-alarm fire as temperatures were in the single digits. GETTY IMAGES

Codey considers running for governor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Former Gov. Dick Codey is close to deciding whether to enter the New Jersey governor’s race after a visit with national labor unions in Washington, as a new poll shows Gov. Chris Christie beating any Democratic challenger by at least 2 to 1. Two people close to Codey, now a state senator from Essex County, told The Associated Press yesterday that he returned to New Jersey on Tuesday night satisfied the unions would back his candidacy, and that millions in donations would flow his way if he wins the Democratic primary. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not

authorized to speak publicly about his deliberations. A message left with the AFLCIO was not returned. The two people close to Codey said he still has business and family concerns that could keep him from running. Sen. Barbara Buono, of Middlesex County, has entered the race, but the Democratic establishment has been trying to recruit a better-known candidate they believe could mount a stronger challenge to the popular Christie. Buono was endorsed Tuesday night by the former head of the Democratic State Committee. Assemblyman Joe Cryan told the audience at a women’s political event in New Brunswick that it’s

time for the party “to progress and grow.” Cryan, like Buono, was stripped of his leadership post for bucking establishment Democrats. Buono has also been endorsed by Monmouth and Somerset County Democrats; home county Middlesex has also pledged its support. Codey, 66, served as governor for 14 months after Gov. Jim McGreevey resigned in 2004. He decided not to seek a full elected term, which fellow Democrat Jon Corzine won in 2005. Codey has been flirting with r unning in November since Newark Mayor Cor y Booker abandoned the idea in December.

Senators urge approval of Keystone pipeline THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — More than half the Senate urged yesterday a quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route through his state puts the long-delayed project squarely in the president’s hands. “We urge you to choose jobs, economic development and American energy security,” the letter said, adding that the pipeline “has gone through the most

exhaustive environmental scrutiny of any pipeline” in U.S. history. The $7 billion project would carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. “There is no reason to deny or further delay this long-studied project,” said the letter, which was initiated by Sens. John Hoeven, RN.D., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., and signed by 44 Republicans and nine Democrats. Another Democrat, Jon Tester of Montana, supports the pipeline but did not sign the letter. At a news conference yesterday, senators said the pipeline should be a key part of Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy, in which he has expressed support for a range of energy sources from oil and natural gas to wind, solar and coal.

The Obama administration has twice thwarted the 1,700-mile pipeline, which Calgary-based TransCanada first proposed in late 2008. The State Department delayed the project in late 2011 after environmental groups and others raised concerns about a proposed route through environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska. Under pressure from congressional Republicans to make a decision on the pipeline, President Barack Obama blocked it in January 2012, saying his concerns about the Nebraska route had not been resolved. TransCanada submitted a new application last spring. The State Department said Tuesday it does not expect to complete a review of the project before

the end of March. The State Department has jurisdiction over the pipeline because it crosses a U.S. border. The renewed focus on the pipeline comes as Obama pledged during his inaugural address to respond to the threat of global warming. Environmental groups and some Democratic lawmakers argue that approving the pipeline would directly contradict that promise. “If we are going to get serious about climate change, opening the spigot to a pipeline that will export up to 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest oil on the planet to foreign markets stands as a bad idea,” said Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

HOUSTON — A second suspect may emerge in the aftermath of the shooting at a Houston-area community college that left three people injured, the Harris County sheriff said Wednesday. At least 10 shots were fired Tuesday during a dispute between two men outside the librar y at the Nor th Harris campus of Lone Star College, Sherif f Adrian Garcia said. Authorities were still looking for the handgun that was used. Carlton Berr y, 22, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Garcia offered no additional details on the role of a possible second suspect. He said investigators were tr ying to determine what caused the argument, adding that the dispute was “idiocy, stupidity.” “We had individuals who did not care about putting other people in harm’s way,” he said at an afternoon news conference. “It was a ridiculous, adolescent confrontation that occurred.” Berr y was injured in the incident and is under police supervision at a Houston hospital, Garcia said. Investigators were still tr ying to determine how he was wounded. Berr y had a Lone Star College ID but it was not clear whether he was enrolled at the school, Garcia said. Cour t records did not list an attorney for Berr y. Garcia said the two other people wounded in the shooting were recovering. Jody Neal, 25, with whom Berr y was arguing, was shot in the abdomen and leg. Neal was pursuing his GED, the sheriff said. A maintenance worker for the college, 55-year-old Bobby Cliburn, was standing nearby and was shot in the leg. Sheriff’s officials corrected his age, which was reported earlier as 69. A woman whose name has not been released also received medical treatment. It was initially believed she suffered a heart attack, but Garcia said she was treated for an anxiety attack. Berr y is scheduled for a court hearing Thursday, which could be delayed because of his medical condition, officials said. He faces a total bond of $60,000. The volley of gunshots around noon Tuesday at the college, located in north Houston, prompted a lockdown then evacuation of the campus. Students were allowed to return to campus and retrieve their vehicles later Tuesday. Classes at the campus resumed Wednesday.


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s a University student, I feel that I have much to be thankful for, particularly when it comes to the invaluable access to education, knowledge and information that the University provides to its students. It may have taken me a few semesters to truly appreciate the value of that access, but now that I see the profound and irrevocable effect it has had on my life, I cannot imagine the type of person I would have become were it not for something apparently as simple as free information. Despite the nearly insurmountable stress of exams, the unending barrage of parking tickets, and the suspiciously punctual RU Screw, the University really does have a lot to offer its students during their time here. Unfortunately, the average person has almost zero access to the wealth of information out there. In fact, I would even be willing to wager that a large portion of the American public doesn’t know that such a treasure trove of comprehensive data and information analysis even exists. Instead most people are forced to rely on things like newspapers,

magazines or — sigh — cable news as provides the average, hard-working their only sources of information. This, as American citizen with reasonable access most of us know, can be frustrating at the to the current scientific, economic and local level (think holidays and family din- political literature of the day without takners) and downright damaging at the ing a second mortgage or selling one of societal level (how’s that post-rapture their children. dog-sitting service working out?). Although the University, like many Granted, access must also be accom- schools, pays various providers like panied by adequate time and commitment JSTOR for access to online content, the in order for someone to tap into the true current system of information exchange value of information. The sad truth is, is becoming more restricted and expenmost working peosive with each passple simply don’t ing year. Even have the time to “Luckily, there are scores some of the most immerse themwealthy and well-toof people fighting for the selves in research do universities on journals and the planet are free flow of information datasets. Most peostruggling with the every day.” ple have jobs, famiincreasing cost of lies and other academic material. responsibilities that Some journals can require constant tending. I’ve heard peo- cost up to $40,000 a year, with the annuple refer to this as a “life.” I’ll have more al cost to universities in the millions. information on this strange concept once The price of online content from some of I’ve done some more research on its the major providers has gone up by meaning and purpose. more than 140 percent in the last six It would be unreasonable — and also years alone. somewhat cruel — to expect a full-time This is unacceptable. Holding informablood lab technician or software engineer, tion hostage like this stifles human for example, to have to come home after a progress, limits education and prevents long day of work and read through the the spread of information. In addition, it latest Review of International Political transfers additional burdens to the stuEconomy just to keep up with contempo- dents in the form of tuition increases and rary public discussion. As a free society, access fees. however, I think we should at least be During his inaugural address on able to come up with a system that Monday, President Barack Obama went

through a list of principles and values on which he believes we should focus as we move forward into the future. Overall, he touched on several critical issues that demand immediate attention — like how we need to deal with other nations more peacefully, which I can only assume means more drone strikes. I cannot help but think, however, that if we had better access to the scientific and academic literature in the first place, perhaps we wouldn’t have to waste so much time trying to convince people that climate change isn’t a giant communist conspiracy. Luckily, there are scores of people fighting for the free flow of information every day. Even Ivy League schools like Harvard, as their own costs continue to rise, have decided joined the fight. Unfortunately, however, we’re not out of the woods yet, and the tragic loss of heroes like Aaron Swartz reminds us that nothing worth having comes easy. There will always be those who wish to hinder progress and to preserve the status quo. But, as history demonstrates, when the American people come together and demand change, it is unwise to stand in our way. Joe Amditis is a School of Ar ts and Sciences senior majoring in criminal justice and political science with minors in psychology and criminology. His column, “Swimming Upstream,” runs on alternate Thursdays .

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hy do we go to college? The answer to this question will no doubt vary from student to student. It is vital that the question be asked while we are still in school. Even better would be before we enter in the first place. Should you drop out? Only those who know you and your situation can answer that question. I don’t know what you should do. I’m not saying you should drop out. I’m saying you should think about dropping out. If you think about it and decide that you should stay in school, then no harm done. First we should ask, “What’s the point of college?” Some say it’s so that you can specialize in a specific field of study. This is only partially correct. Psychology majors, for example, do not study psychology only. The existence of general education requirements proves the “specialization” argument is flawed. Why do we even need gen eds? To get a well-rounded education? I thought that was the point of K-12 schooling. Why does K-12 schooling fail so miserably in that regard? It is devastating that college students have to take classes like “Expository Writing” to learn basic skills that they should have learned in their K-12 years. It is also not cheap. Imagine how much less you would have to pay in tuition — and how much less revenue colleges would collect — if the “well-rounded education”

stuck the first time you received it. It won’t ruin your life by racking up an insurtremendously benefits the colleges that mountable mountain of debt from student kids are often ill-equipped for the work- loans. Actual accomplishments are worth force after their years in primary and sec- more than college degrees, which are ondary schools. becoming increasingly more common. Some kids feel like they would be losers We’ve all heard the old adage, “It’s not if they didn’t go to college or dropped out. what you know, it’s who you know.” For Their peers point out that many careers many careers, this is true. Want to work on require college degrees. If you want to a political campaign? Want to be a journalteach at public schools, be a physician, or ist? Nobody cares if you went to college. be an engineer, for example, you need a What matters is if you can do the job. degree by law. There are other ways of showing that you But this is not the case with every can do a job besides holding a degree. career. What career do you want? I mean Working internships is a great way of actually want — not just what your parents doing that. Internships are usually free, want you to want. Want to be a writer? A and sometimes they pay you. You meet a historian? A filmlot of people as an maker? Why go intern — people “There are other ways of through four years whose good word of college then? As value showing that you can do a job employers was mentioned more than the judgbefore, not all 120 ment of college besides holding a degree.” credits will be from departments. You writing courses. might also learn betEven if you have wealthy parents who pay ter with the hands-on experience of your for all four years and beyond, you could be internship than you would with a classwasting much of your time at college. room experience. What you could do instead is immerse Why do we still need to physically be in yourself in literature — or whatever sub- a classroom to learn from an instructor, ject you like — for four years at home. anyway? Going away to college is becomRead all the materials you can get your ing more and more antiquated with develhands on. Analyze them, read what others oping technology. One argument for the have written about them, and then write current system is that there is an indispenyour own material. Over the course of sable “interaction” factor in physical classthose four years, you could work up a rooms. Wait a second. People don’t interact résumé of your own work. Then you would over the Internet? What is the purpose of stand out from other kids who only have programs like Skype? Besides, the majoricollege degrees to show for themselves. ty of the kids in physical classrooms — at You could develop a unique voice and least from my experience — do not interact style that could set you apart, and you at all. The kids in the front row interact,

and there are maybe six or seven of them in each class. Everyone else in class might as well be home watching a video of the class lecture. It is a huge waste of energy and resources to transport the instructor and all the students to one campus and to house students there. One might list the “college experience” as a reason to go away to college. Living away from home can be fun. Parties can be fun. Meeting people from different backgrounds can be fun. Just because these are some of the things you can experience going to college, it doesn’t mean you necessarily have to go to college to experience them. Think outside of the box. The efforts of organizations like New Jersey United Students to bring attention to tuition increases and student debt (regardless of how one feels about the solutions they propose) are honorable. They demonstrate a genuine concern for the welfare of university students. But they do not address the fundamental problems with schooling in the United States. Maybe the problems we face are structural, not just financial. Maybe there are kids in college now that should be doing other things with their lives. Maybe some kids are wasting their time at college not doing what they love. Until we admit that, many students will continue to get screwed. And more kids will wish they would have dropped out. Eric Antisell is a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in history and political science. His column, “Run With It,” runs on alternate Thursdays .

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Today's Birthday (01/24/13). The first six months of 2013 are especially creative; set financial goals to take advantage. All this energy is attractive, too. Your social life bounces. Travel and explore. Work really begins to pay off. Build healthy practices to keep you thriving all year. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 9 — Keep your objective in mind and focus. Distractions could trigger an emotional breakdown. Cooperate with one who has what you lack. You get a secret surprise. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — You're extra brilliant for the next few days. Others may object to a plan, so devise a persuasive argument and dress it glamorously. Get to work and leave celebrations for later. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 6 — The next phase could be profitable and perfect for traveling, more fun with a partner. Imagine a future goal realized. It's a good time to win debates. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — You're awesome and extremely creative, even under pressure. And you're getting stronger. Look forward to two days in the spotlight. Dream a special dream. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 5 — If you're going to worry, do it effectively and where you can make a difference. Some of your best work comes from confronting the difficulties and realities of bootstrapping it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — You're doing a great job with what you have; search for allies anyway. You don't have to go at it alone. Imagine your space reorganized. Love your friends.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Practice obedience, and get stronger. Team projects go well. Accept spiritual encouragement, and open the door to a romantic adventure. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Break out of your shell and shatter your next ceiling. Expansion can be sustainable if done with respect for the shared environment. Explore the outdoors. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Now's a good time to pay bills and complete past homework. In the face of controversy, consider another perspective. Use what you've learned to cut costs. Share your ideas. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Update your skills and make inroads quietly. You don't have to brag about your accomplishments. Just believe in yourself and continue pedaling forward. Keep the balance. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Somebody very interesting finds you fascinating; stay cool. Don't go shopping for treats yet. Focus on making money for a few days instead. In the meantime, primp. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — By now you should have done the homework. If you haven't, don't put it off anymore. Move up the ladder with increased confidence.

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JANUARY 24, 2013

SPORTS PAGE 13

OFFENSE Coleman leads quick receiving corps for Nova’s second full year starting CONTINUED FROM BACK Head coach Kyle Flood is certain of one thing about the offense: sophomore Gary Nova will still be the starting quarterback, at least come spring practice. The Scarlet Knights offense finished this season averaging 21.5 points per game, third-tolast in the Big East. Improving that number will not only require progress from Nova, but creating a system that makes it easier for him. Flood said Jan. 18 he would replace Brock with a coordinator who also implemented a prostyle offense.

Sophomore wide receiver Brandon Coleman, who led Rutgers with 718 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns this year, returns as the focal receiver. Sophomore Miles Shuler, junior Quron Pratt and freshman Leonte Carroo give Rutgers enough speed for a quicker offense. Coleman wants the receivers to help Nova out more, and a quicker offense could do that with more bailouts. “We try to make each other look better, and that’s what you have to do,” Coleman said Dec. 28. “You have to find a way, and [in the Russell Athletic Bowl] I know I didn’t find a way a couple

times, so I know I just have to work on that.” Flood did not have the same view once the season ended, which puts a 13-10 loss against Virginia Tech on the offense as a whole. “There is no responsibility to bail anybody out,” Flood said Dec. 28. “There are expectations of performance, and our expectations of performance are very high, and I think we met them on defense. I don’t know that we met them on offense.” Jamison ended his Rutgers career on a low note with 22 yards on 13 rushes while re-aggravating his previously injured right ankle against Virginia Tech. An ineffective running game crippled Rutgers’ offense, and now the Knights have to figure out how to move the chains without Jamison at all. Sophomore Savon Huggins will likely start at running back,

Sophomore guard Myles Mack drives against St. John’s guard Jamal Branch. Mack picked up the scoring load with 17 points during sophomore guard Eli Carter’s five-point outing. WILLY MELOT

FATE Pair of Knights go scoreless in first half against St. John’s CONTINUED FROM BACK tonight. I think that’s one of the main reasons why we lost.” The first 20 minutes promised the type of close game both teams have become accustomed to in their last three seasons. St. John’s found itself — however improbably — ahead, thanks to a slew of turnovers behind its half court. The Red Storm went on a 17-0 run that spanned each half. Rice said earlier in the week St. John’s (12-7, 4-3) reminded him of his 2011-2012 team because of its inconsistency. Carter and senior wing Dane Miller likely gave Rice another flashback.

Both went scoreless in the first half, and each is susceptible to long lapses on offense, especially if they do not convert early shots. Carter went 0for-6 from the field in the first half and committed four turnovers, while Miller took only one shot. He finished with three. Carter entered the game shooting 41 percent from the field this season and only 30.8 percent from 3-point territory, five percentage points down from his freshman campaign. He did not play during the game’s final minutes, as Rutgers trailed by single digits. “Putting the ball in the bucket is affecting the way he’s doing other things when he’s on the floor,” Rice said. Little went right for the Knights on an evening in which they shot only 36.5 percent. But Carter’s shot total and body lan-

guage ser ved as a harrowing reminder of how much Rutgers depends on its leading scorer. If a silver lining remains, it is that Mack nearly compensated. The 5-foot-9 Mack led the Knights with nine first-half points and finished with a team-high 17. He has done so this season with remarkable efficiency, shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 49.3 percent beyond the arc entering last night. He shot 6-for-16 from the field against St. John’s and sank four free throws, where his conversion percentage is among the nation’s best. But he could not prevent a pair of gunslingers a chance to out-do each other, even if only one came with ammunition. For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow Tyler Barto on Twitter @TBartoTargum.

where Rutgers enters next year largely unproven. Huggins rushed for 410 yards this season and only totaled more than 50 yards Nov. 17 at Cincinnati, where he totaled a career-high 179 yards on the ground. Redshirt freshmen P.J. James and Ben Martin will both compete for a backup role. They have taken only five and 10 career handoffs, respectively. Incoming freshman Dontea Ayres, who will enroll early and practice with Rutgers this spring, will likely be in the mix as a backup, as well. The most certain part of the offense is the line, which returns every starter except right tackle R.J. Dill. But even the offensive line was unreliable against the Hokies, allowing three sacks. “Even the plays that weren’t stacks there were pressures,”

Flood said Dec. 28. “I think it is hard for a quarterback to set his feet every time if he’s not sure he‘s going to be protected or not.” The line only allowed 11 sacks all year after giving up 30 in 2011, but junior guard Antwan Lowery still sees room for progress. He noted one problem as the line’s biggest difficulty all season. “Communication,” Lower y said Dec. 28. “Everybody being on the same page. There were times when we weren’t on the same page and everybody wasn’t playing as one. [Improving that] is going to be a big key.” Whoever takes over for Brock will be lucky to have an established line, but every facet will need fixing to improve the passing game and an unproven running game. For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow Josh Bakan on Twitter @JBakanTargum.


JANUARY 24, 2013

SPORTS PAGE 14 GYMNASTICS LUISA LEAL, ZITO OUT WITH INJURIES

Veterans’ setbacks allow for experience first-place and career-high balance beam routine score of 9.850 without Zito in the lineup. Underclassmen have played Salinas’ performance helped the a pivotal role early in the season Knights achieve a season-high in guiding the Rutgers gymnas48.225 team score in the event. tics team through several of its Classmate Jenna Williams key injuries. also had her best overall perJunior Luisa Leal, EAGL formance of the season, nailing a Rookie of the Year in 2011, has 9.850 on both the vault and been sidelined since the third uneven bars while putting togethmeet of last season because of er a 9.450 performance on the injury. Second-year head coach balance beam. Louis Levine hopes to have her Her teammates are impressed back within the next few weeks, with how quickly she has he said Saturday. anchored several events. When the Scarlet Knights “When she competes, ever ylost senior co-captain Jenna Zito one has full confidence in her. during warm-ups of their home She practices really hard, and quad meet Saturday, another that’s what she shows when absence needed to she competes,” be filled. said senior Zito competed Danielle D’Elia “Mentally, I think in three of four on Saturday. we were a little events in each of “She’s a freshthe team’s first short of where we man and she has two meets. She finso many years were last week and ahead of her, ished on top of the Knights’ lineup on she’s the previous week.” and vault and floor at already this ALEXIS GUNZELMAN New Hampshire great. You can Junior Co-Captain on Jan. 6, and she only expect so also took first much more. I place overall Jan. think she’s been 12 in the floor exercise. a really key point in this team For many of the Knights, Zito this year.” also possesses several intangibles Without Leal and Zito, the and simply cannot be replaced. Knights improved Saturday from “It was really devastating for the previous meet on floor and all of us,” said junior co-captain vault with respective scores of Alexis Gunzelman on Saturday. 48.600 and 48.275. “Mentally, I think we were a little Filling the void on the floor short of where we were last week routine, arguably Zito’s best and the previous week.” event, freshmen Katie Stebick In spite of the loss, younger and Danielle Verdon earned gymnasts have stepped in critirespective scores of 9.775 and cal moments. 9.650. Sophomore Sara Freshman Claudia Salinas, Skammer also earned a 9.650 in who averaged a score of 9.350 the event to round out a floor on the balance beam in Rutgers’ lineup that featured three of first two meets, put together a five underclassmen.

BY GREG JOHNSON STAFF WRITER

Senior co-captain Jenna Zito injured herself during warm-ups Saturday before Rutgers hosted a quad meet. The Knights have had to replace her production since. JOVELLE TOMAYO, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Given the circumstances, Levine is proud of how the Knights have made the most of difficult situations. “I’m really happy with how the team came together [Saturday],”

he said. “Losing your team captain in warm-ups is not an easy thing, and they were able to pretty much overcome that.” For as long as Leal and Zito remain sidelined, the

Knights need to continue overcoming adversity. For updates on the Rutgers gymnastics team follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GJohnsonTargum.

ACCOUNTABILITY Injuries in Knights backcourt leave younger guards to fill scoring void CONTINUED FROM BACK

Freshman guard Kahleah Copper led Rutgers with 12 points Tuesday against Georgetown. She also had to defend guard Sugar Rodgers, 14. NELSON MORALES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Things looked bleak for the Knights again when senior guard would open our game up by allowErica Wheeler went down in the ing these guards to dribble penefirst half with a minor ankle trate more and get them the open injury. It was another instance shots and looks. Even though she’s that required other players to thin she gets up and rebounds.” pick up responsibility. Rutgers continues to find ways to “Everybody else has to step up press through diffiand pick up the cult moments, and slack,” said sopho“If you get [Kahleah more each player has to guard adjust to larger S h a k e n a Copper] that shot, roles and more Richardson. anything along responsibilities. Richardson says During senior each Knight needs the baseline, forward Monique to be accountable she can do that.” Oliver’s brief and has to pick up absence as she intensity. C. VIVIAN STRINGER nursed an ankle She led an Head Coach injury, the Knights offensive surge to saw valuable minclose out the first utes from freshman forward Rachel half against the Hoyas. Hollivay and sophomore The backcourt has taken a forward Christa Evans. blow, as sophomore guard The duo added depth in the Briyona Canty is sidelined for paint and created mismatches for the remainder of the year opponents. Its presence was also because of a left knee injury. crucial for Rutgers in its 55-47 victory against Georgetown on For updates on the Rutgers Tuesday, when senior forward women’s basketball team, follow Chelsey Lee found herself in Aaron Farrar on Twitter early foul trouble. @AFarrarTargum.


JANUARY 24, 2013

SPORTS PAGE 15 MEN’S BASKETBALL THREE RUTGERS FORWARDS COMBINE FOR NINE SHOTS

Junior forward Wally Judge attempts a layup as four Johnnies crowd the boards in yesterday’s 72-60 St. John’s victory. Judge scored double figures, but could only attempt six shots as the Knights struggled to feed the ball to their forwards. WILLY MELOT

St. John’s haults Rutgers frontcourt BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

When the Rutgers men’s basketball team looks back at tape from last night’s 72-60 loss to St. John’s, it will likely see plenty to fix. It is no secret the Scarlet Knights expect to see most of their scoring production from sophomore guards Eli Carter and Myles Mack. In a game where those two do not produce — such was the case last night — candidates to help shoulder the load have been inconsistent at best, especially when it comes to interior scoring. “If our top performers aren’t scoring…[the bigs] have to pick up what they aren’t doing,” said junior forward Wally Judge. But scoring is impossible without the ball. And the three forwards combined for only 11 shot attempts in 55 combined minutes, three fewer than Carter alone. “That’s what we’re going to have to work on,” said head coach Mike Rice of getting the ball inside. “We got a little bit better at it, but we have to become more consistent.” The platoon of Judge, senior Austin Johnson and sophomore

Kadeem Jack has manned the forward positions for the majority of the minutes this season. None of them have produced a consistent effort. Judge netted 14 points in the Jan. 17 Rutgers win against South Florida, but had only hit doubledigits in four of the other 16 games before last night. Johnson’ season high in scoring is 10, which he hit only twice while Jack has exhibited the same sporadic scoring prowess. The Knights needed them to up those numbers against the Red Storm. While Mack hit his usual target, Carter was silent for most of the night. The first half gave the impression Judge would provide enough assistance, as he opened with eight points. But it took him 13 minutes into the second half to find the net again. Then again, he did not have the ball long enough to get shots off. “[The Johnnies] were active in their zone, so it was hard to get angles and get position,” Johnson said. “They had a lot of movement. I think the activity of their zone made it hard for the guards to throw it down.”

While Judge finished the game in double figures — he scored 10 points — the Knights needed him to keep up his first half pace, especially once Red Storm leading scorer D’Angelo Harrison found his touch. After scoring only five points in the opening frame, Harrison answered with 15 in the second. Judge and the rest of the forwards remained largely ineffective. Johnson finished with only four points, while Jack ended with two. The strong defensive performance from St. John’s did not help. “They’re long, athletic, active guys,” Johnson said. “Their activity was disruptive. They’re good players.” Sophomore Jerome Seagears enjoyed another productive night at point guard, notching eight points and three assists while committing only two turnovers. Seagears has started every game since Rice inserted him in the lineup Jan. 5 against Pittsburgh. Since then he has averaged more than six points per game and dished out 20 total assists with only seven turnovers. The Knights struggled to take advantage of the opportunities they created against St. John’s,

both in giveaways and from the free throw line. They caused St. John’s 14 turnovers but scored only 17 points as a result. Mack and Carter hit all of their free throws, but the rest of

the team went a combined 3-for10 from the line. For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow Joey Gregory on Twitter @JGregoryTargum.

Senior forward Austin Johnson goes up for a block last night against St. John’s. Johnson only took three shots in 13 minutes. WILLY MELOT

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, TODAY

Experience gives Knights stability for Championships BY ERIC DIMETROSKY CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers men’s track and field team entered off of a sixthplace finish at the Great Dane Classic in the Bronx. The Scarlet Knights rested several of their key athletes in the last meet, but should have a more complete squad for the upcoming event. Senior Adam Bergo is one of the Knights’ key competitors and hopes to see big contributions from the team.

“We didn’t have our full team competing [in the Great Dane Classic] but still did well,” Bergo said. “A lot of guys have been resting up.” The Knights hope the rest leads to better results in upcoming meets as many return to full strength. The long distance unit looks to continue to improve, as its times have gotten better in each meet this season. Many of the team’s veterans have already posted times or distances that have qualified

for the Big East Championships, but more of their teammates still look for qualifying numbers. Of the current qualifiers, many still hope to improve on their times and distances. The Metropolitan Championships is a good test for a young team, which is learning each week. Many of the younger Knights are using the experience they earned in recent weeks and continue to get a feel for high-level college competition.

Many have been battling injuries of late and continue to heal for upcoming meets. Bergo, one of the Knights’ decorated athletes last season, has been dealing with various injuries. “I’ve been recovering for the past few months and am feeling a lot better,” Bergo said. “My technique is getting back to what it was.” The time off for some athletes did the Knights well in several different areas and should help in the long run. The jumping unit, one of the best in the Big East last season,

continues to return to full strength and looks to build on it in the Bronx. Head coach Mike Mulqueen has focused on working with the whole team. The Metropolitan Championships is another oppor tunity for the team to improve and prepare for the rest of the year. Many young athletes will per form again this weekend and hope to have a better showing the second time in New York City.


ISSUES UP FRONT The Rutgers men’s basketball team’s frontcourt struggled to get shots last night against St. John’s. / PAGE 15

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BACK ON SCHEDULE The Rutgers men’s track team enters the Metropolitan Championships with a more complete roster than last meet. / PAGE 15

YOUTH INJECTION Rutgers gymnastics underclassmen have stepped up through two veterans’ injuries. / PAGE 14

SPORTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Now that we’re losing, it’s just how the ball rolls.” — Rutgers men’s basketball forward Wally Judge on sophomore guard Eli Carter’s shooting struggles

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013

MEN’S BASKETBALL ST. JOHN’S 72, RUTGERS 60

FOOTBALL

Carter slump spells RU fate BY TYLER BARTO SPORTS EDITOR

Two high-volume scorers took the Louis Brown Athletic Center court last night, but soon after, their paths diverged. St. John’s guard D’Angelo Harrison proudly puffed his chest following each basket en route to 20 points, while Eli Carter did his best to keep up with Harrison’s teamhigh 15.3 shot-per-game average. He matched Harrison — the two combined for 28 shots — but little else added up in the Rutgers men’s basketball team’s 72-60 loss to St. John’s. Carter was not made available to the media after the game. “We have to address some situations,” said head coach Mike Rice. “If you’re not scoring, there are other parts of the game you can excel at that can help your team, and that goes with a lot of our players. Do something, make a play for your team.” Sandwiched between 23 and 20-point performances against Pittsburgh and Notre Dame, respectively, Carter managed to shoot only 8-for-35 during a three-game span. The sophomore guard led the Knights (12-6, 3-4) in scoring last season with 13.8 points, but averaged 11.7 shots per game. The latter is up to 12.4 this season, entering last night’s game. He scored his first points nearly 29 minutes into the game, but not before missing his first nine shots. He promptly converted his next 3-point attempt. “Our leading scorer, he wasn’t putting the ball in the hole,” said sophomore point guard Myles Mack of Carter, who shot 1-for-14. “Nights like that happen, and it happened Sophomore guard Eli Carter gets beaten on defense during his 1-for-14 effort from the field against St. John’s. Carter was not available for comment after the game.

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Sophomore Brandon Coleman leads a quick group of wideouts next season. ENRICO CABREDO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Rutgers to implement new offense BY JOSH BAKAN ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

At first it appeared the Rutgers football team’s offense might be the most certain part of the team next year with most of the unit set to return. Within a month of season’s end, sophomore running back Jawan Jamison and offensive coordinator Dave Brock’s departures changed that complexion. Now whoever takes over Brock’s duties will adopt an offense with several question marks.

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OFFENSE ON PAGE 13

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COPPER PROVIDES KNIGHTS WITH MORE OFFENSE

Backups provide depth, accountability for ailing squad BY AARON FARRAR CORRESPONDENT

Unplanned dilemmas and circumstances beyond its control have plagued the Rutgers women’s basketball team in what has been an unpredictable season. The Scarlet Knights have been tested

South Florida Seton Hall

47 55

Penn State Indiana

49 72

Duke Miami

63 90

Florida Georgia

64 47

53 54

Colorado St. New Mexico

about two weeks ago, which she cannot thank me enough for. I am happy about the change, as well.” Copper earned more of a frontcourt role instead of playing around the perimeter. The change has allowed the Knights to spread the floor and enables guards to become more offensive-minded.

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NCAAM SCORES

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and contributions are necessar y from ever y player who takes the floor. Freshman Kahleah Copper has received high praise for her performance of late when she sees time. “She’s an incredible athlete,” said head coach C. Vivian Stringer on Tuesday. “She is very gifted. We just changed her position

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BILLY SMITH Leads all Rutgers wrestlers this season in dual victories with 13, one more than three other wrestlers on the roster. He holds a 13-2 record this season in dual meets.

“We saw things in practice where she would run the four so well, and the team seemed very confident,” Stringer said. “She does a great job of finishing. If you get her that shot, anything along the baseline, she can do that. She seemed so much more comfortable that we thought we SEE

ACCOUNTABILITY ON PAGE 14

RUTGERS SPORTS CALENDAR MEN’S TRACK

WOMEN’S TRACK

WRESTLING

SWIMMING, DIVING

at Metropolitan Championships

at Metropolitan Championships

at West Virginia

vs. Fordham, Ryder

Tomorrow New York City

Tomorrow New York City

Friday, 8 p.m. Morgantown, W. Va.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. RU Aquatic Center

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